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Staying connected with friends and family is easy and fun with the Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830I. With this unlocked smartphone, the user can enjoy high-speed web-browsing capa...Read more
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Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830i Black Unlocked Android Smartphone - 4GB SD Card
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Staying connected with friends and family is easy and fun with the Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830I. With this unlocked smartphone, the user can enjoy high-speed web-browsing capabilities with just the touch of a finger. Email and social media applications like Twitter and Facebook are all effortlessly accessible on a 3G network, making it easy to share pictures and videos. This Samsung mobile phone has more than 10,000 Android applications, and the user can access them all in style. The sophisticated design and onyx black colour of this unlocked smartphone make it a fashionable accessory. The Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830I is lightweight, and can easily fit onto any pocket or purse. It is 112.4 mm wide, 59.9 mm long and 11.5 mm deep. It weighs only 113 g. A full battery charge of this Samsung mobile phone can last for up to 420 hours on standby, and for up to 6.5 hours of uninterrupted use. The Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830I has many built-in basic features, including Bluetooth, a USB port, video calling, face and smile detection, and a camera.

Product Identifiers
BrandSamsung
Family LineSamsung GALAXY
ModelAce GT-S5830I
SIM LockUnlocked
MPN GT-S5830OKIBTU
EAN8806071905778
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity158 MB
ColourOnyx black
Network TechnologyGSM
BandGSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Operating SystemAndroid
Camera5 Megapixel

Memory
Supported Flash Memory CardsMicro SDHC

Battery
Battery Capacity1350 mAh

Display
Display TechnologyTFT
Diagonal Screen Size3.5 in.

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height112 mm
Depth11.5 mm
Width60 mm
Weight112 gr

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Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830I - Onyx black (Unlocked) Smartphone
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A very functional, surprisingly powerful and useful phone.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 30/12/12
Relatively poor and quite tech-savvy, I was looking to move from a small standard Nokia handset to a smart phone, by which I mean something relatively capable of browsing the internet, downloading apps etc.

I bought a second hand Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. It had seen quite a lot of use already. Small chips to the casing made the price affordable (£61 with p&p - a small bargain, I think).

I purchased the following accessories:
A protective case or cover (under £3 - it looks nice).
A 16 GB Micro SD card (under £10 - it makes sense getting one of these; great for loading music up).
A USB to phone adapter (under £2 - you may already have one issued with the phone).
A brand new battery (under £10 - my battery seemed to be running out quick).
A magazine 'Android For Beginners' (under £10 - I recommend this guide; a great introduction to working with your new phone).

Battery Use - Smart phone users tend to complain about battery use. My major loss of power seemed to come from the phone looking for an internet source so scanning very weak Wi-Fi connections or using the (poor in this area) Vodafone 3G network. It's a very good idea to understand the options for internet connection available to you and then stick with a decent connection or go without. Rapid loss of battery charge comes more than anything from trying to connect to weak networks (be they 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS or Bluetooth). Get securely connected to a network (perhaps Wi-Fi at home) and battery use is much more lenient.

This is not a high-end smart phone. Options I considered too were the Nokia Asha 301 and the Blackberry Curve 9320. I was concerned about moving to touchscreen from a phone with keys. After a week of having my new phone I'm still not a huge fan of touchscreen but I'm quite fast at typing.

My phone uses the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating system. The Swype facility allows for pretty fast texting and its quite a delight to use. Nice.

I've downloaded lots of apps. I have a Sim only contract with Vodafone so I have downloaded a widget from them that (fairly clearly) displays the data I have used since my last billing. Very helpful. The Yahoo! Mail app is really neat and I found the Opera Mini a really useful browser to use. I like the way it works.

I was very negative about the phone at first and disturbed by the short battery time. Then I worked out how to use it!

The Android OS is nice enough and easy to use. Very simple to navigate. I advise you keep 'Settings' close at hand because of the adjustments you can make to save battery power as mentioned above. There is a pull down screen of Notifications that is pretty good for switching GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on and off easily. GPS and Bluetooth are other great power-hogs that I don't use. This notifications screen is great when you get a new text and without pressing a button you can read the text as it comes through.

I'm not sure if there's a way around it but I had to open a Gmail account (free of course) before being able to effectively get the phone internet-ready.

As a new smartphone user what do I think of...
Smartphones - Great!
Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S35830 - Pretty nice. It's not really a looker in my opinion but its a very functional, surprisingly powerful and useful phone.
Android OS - Good. Easy to use.

This review is just a few things I've noticed from using a new phone. I hope you've found some of these scant notes helpful and wish you good luck in your search for a new mobile.
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GREAT VALUE SMARTPHONE FOR JUST £99.99 BRAND NEW

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 06/07/13
Review for: Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830I - Onyx black (Unlocked) Smartphone
I am more than pleased with my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i smartphone. Bought last month on eBay for just £99.99, including Special Delivery postage, so an amazing bargain - Tesco Direct was £139 and Argos was £120 for this phone.
I bought my phone from eBay UK member name "petals1503". Arrived brand new and sealed, with two original Samsung back covers (white and black), headphones, charger, battery, a 2Gb micro SDHC card, and small basic instructions manual and guarantee card.
I then got the full 147-page instructions manual from a free download website, which I printed off and now have in a big A4 ring binder, all very useful.
Within a couple of days, I bought from eBay a leather flip case (about £3), an 8 Gb micro SDHC card (approx £5), some screen protectors (cheap as chips), and an assorted variety of colourful replacement phone backs, including hard, ABS, gel, some with a free stylus pen etc. (between 99p and £2.99 each). The most essential things to buy are the screen protectors, to stop your screen getting scratched, and the 8Gb micro SDHC memory card. The memory card is important as, although the phone should come with a 2Gb micro SDHC card, by the time you add a few memory-intensive apps, your phone might be struggling to cope. The phone WILL take up to a 32Gb memory card, but Samsung recommend no bigger than 8GB, as this will not affect the speed of the phone and your apps.
I bought the Galaxy Ace, because I was using a pretty geriatric Sony Ericsson mobile which, whilst doing the job, had only a 1.4" screen. The Galaxy Ace has a large 3.5" screen and I have found it remarkable easy to get used to. Calls and texts are all very easy to do, with a quick and intuitive system.
A main reason for wanting a smartphone was to get it "paired" with the satnav's Bluetooth system in my new car. initially, I had tried and failed to achieve this by trial and error, so I looked up how to do it in the Galaxy's manual and the car's satnav manual. It was then a piece of cake and took only one minute. Now, every time I get a call whilst I'm driving, I just press one little phone symbol button on the satnav and the Bluetooth works wonderfully! By the way, my car is a VW CC GT.
The only other related purchase was a phone holder for the car. Bought on eBay for just £4.49 with free postage from "mg_warehouse". Fitted it to the left side of the transmission tunnel using two screws and my battery drill. Works perfectly and doesn't get in the way.
What else can I tell you about the Galaxy Ace? It looks great, it starts up quickly, the battery life is very impressive. The definition and colours on the screen are superb. It is very easy to use and to learn the basics. I must admit I have not, and probably never will, used the internet or email options. I mainly only use my mobile to make less than 20 calls per year and receive/send a few texts week. I transferred my existing SIM card and number from the old phone. I use Tesco Pay-As-You-Go service, which is quite amazingly cheap - e.g. I can call my friend's mobile in Thailand for 2p per minute!
I'm planning to add a free satnav app to give me a back-up system, in case my car's satnav goes berserk. I've found another app to locate traffic jams ahead, speed cameras and the cheapest petrol prices in any area.
For less than £100, the Samsung Galaxy Ace makes for an excellent smartphone, incredibly good value and so easy to set up and use. My rating is 10 out of 10.
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the galaxy ace isnt that good

 | No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
Created: 11/03/13
The Samsung Galaxy Ace (also known as Samsung Galaxy Cooper in some territories[3]) is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung that runs the open source Android operating system. Announced and released by Samsung in February 2011,[4] the Galaxy Ace features an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor with the Adreno 200 GPU. It is available in black, with back covers in three different colors: black, purple and white.[5]
In January 2012, Samsung announced its successor, the Galaxy Ace Plus,[6] then in February 2012 announced the Galaxy Ace 2.[7]
The Galaxy Ace is a 3.5G smartphone, offering quad-band GSM and announced with two-band HSDPA (900/2100) at 7.2 Mbit/s. The display is a 3.5 inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with its protection by a Gorilla Glass and has HVGA (320x480) resolution. There is also a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, capable of recording videos at QVGA (320x240) resolution and VGA (640x480) resolution with the Gingerbread update, and a 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery.
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Good Budget Android Phone

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 28/08/12
Well If Your After A Cheap Android Mobile You Can Not Go Far Wrong With the Galaxy Ace. feels nice to the Touch And A good Size Phone. I Also Have A Galaxy SII And I Find It A Little akward To Hold At times with Its Square Frame And I Have Large Hands For A Bloke! were As The ace Fits Well With Rounded Design, the Phone Has Very Small Internal Memory But has Easy access To Micro SD At The Side, The Phone Is Average At Running Apps With Its Small Ram And Prossesor but copes Well With Most Apps I Threw At It. The Camera I Found To Be Distinctly Average, Fine for Facebook Pictures And Quick Snaps But Do Not Expect A Camera Quality Picture. Battery Is Not Going To Win awards For Stamina With Its Low 1300 M.A.H Battery But Will Last A Day With Moderate Use There Are aftermarket battries With A Better M.A.H
So In Conclusion A Well Rounded Budget Android Smart Phone
28 of 30 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent introduction to Smartphone technology

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 07/05/12
I bought this phone as I wished to upgrade from my existing mobile to a Smartphone. Having previously owned two Samsung mobile phones and been highly satisfied with them, I looked at what Samsung had to offer.

With a budget in the £150 range the choice of Smartphones is a bit limited but I saw a Samsung Galaxy Ace at that price on eBay. After checking out the product specifications it seemed this was the top-end phone available for that price.
It was also considerably below the normal retail price, so I decided to buy.

Although new to Smartphone technology I found the phone easy to learn and to use. Finding my way around the settings and apps was easier than I thought it might be, and I particularly like the Qwerty keyboard for texting. The camera has an impressive 5Mb spec and is relatively easy to use, with a good range of functions (such as 14 picture modes) and a choice of settings.

I have seen some negative comments about the battery draining quickly. I find that a full charge will last me all day and if I charge it overnight it's ready to go next day so this really isn't a problem for me.

On the downside, I like to keep my apps in a certain order so that they are easier to find, but I find it frustrating that after switching the phone off they have re-arranged themselves when I switch back on again. This also happens after connecting to the PC.
I am also at the moment unsure whether I can free-up internal memory by moving some data to the SD Card. I'm still working on this!

All in all though, the Galaxy Ace is a good phone to chose as a first-time Smartphone and at the price I managed to get it for it is exceptional value for money. I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
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